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The third leading cause of U.S. deaths? Medical mistakes 

Yep, you read that right. More people die from totally-preventible mistakes than from respiratory disease, diabetes, suicide, strokes, or car accidents, according to a research study by Johns Hopkins Medicine published in BMJ medical journal. The number of fatalities caused by medical errors, like giving a patient the wrong dose of medication, is eclipsed only … Continue reading “The third leading cause of U.S. deaths? Medical mistakes “

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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